Creeping, mandatory QR codes infect Queensland court buildings
Queensland has expanded its mandatory use of the Check In Qld App to cover additional business sectors, including “public-facing government services, such as customer service counters in government buildings,” not including courts…but including courthouses.
But, if you’re a woman and you want access to a legal aid service, or male or female and you’re after a birth certificate, using a Qld QR code is mandatory.
Is this just the start of the creeping, enforced use of check-in codes, under AnnieStasi Palacechook and the other state and territory bosses, Civil Liberties Australia asks? If you can trace people constantly you can keep them in their place.
The Qld government says: “While it is highly recommended that people check in to Queensland courthouses using the Check In Qld App, there is no authority to refuse entry or provision of court-related services to anyone who does not check in via the QR code. However, using the QR code to check in is mandatory for people accessing non-court services – such as the Women’s Legal Service or applying for a birth certificate – within court buildings.”
There is no mandatory check-in if you want to spend a penny in a Qld public convenience…yet!